IBM SOA Foundation for rail
Integration, agility and responsiveness
Rail executives are being presented with a mandate by society to build rail systems that are smarter — to create a more responsive and agile operating environment by acquiring, associating and analysing information across the rail network, and using that information to become more efficient and effective. Integration makes the operating environment transparent and more cost-effective, and a service oriented architecture (SOA) is the foundation upon which your rail can integrate these interfaces.
Smarter by design
IBM SOA Foundation for rail can yield important competitive advantages through an expanded rail ecosystem, asset optimisation, new revenue model opportunities and new ways to serve customers — all predicated on a smarter operation.
IBM SOA Foundation is instrumented — it helps your freight or passenger rail company utilise the information delivered by your rail assets to model and optimise the processes that monitor and track those assets to ensure availability.
The solution delivers all the interconnectivity capabilities required to share information throughout your enterprise and between many different stakeholders, including the railway, shipper, rail car owner, travel agent, municipalities, inter-modal carriers and customers to most effectively use the services implemented throughout the architecture.
And it is intelligent — with IBM SOA Foundation for rail fully integrating your systems throughout the enterprise, and using IBM diagnostic and analytics, you can respond in realtime to events that impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations.
Accelerate the performance of your railway
As your rail operation becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent with IBM SOA Foundation, you can experience:
Link up the ingredients for SOA
The reference architecture for the IBM SOA Foundation for rail can include:
We help you design, implement and optimise the IT solution we provide, and deliver services that can include: